Canucks vs. Bruins Scoring Chances - Game 4

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 08: Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins scores a goal in the thrid period against Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Four of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 8, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

One positive with Thornton on the ice was Peverley playing on the third line rather than the fourth.  Kelly and Ryder were both very good.  If I were Julien, I'd think long and hard about moving Peverley into Horton's spot in the lineup and putting Seguin back on the third line with Kelley and Ryder.  Peverley played the toughs in Atlanta and can handle the minutes - Seguin will one day.

--Me

Even though the Versus crew was convinced Tyler Seguin would join Krejci and Lucic, Claude Julien stuck with his closest advisers here at The Copper & Blue and it paid off.  Not only was Peverley a nice fit on that line, his presence meant two good faceoff men at the top.

Scoring Chances - Vancouver at Boston, 6.8.2011

NHL Game Number 30414

Team Totals, Boston in Gold

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 7 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 16 8 10 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

There was chatter on Twitter tonight about how the Canucks dominated the first period and got unlucky.  Like Game 3, they were putting pucks at the net, but the Bruins were forcing them wide and the shots weren't any more than those the Bruins were putting on net.


Scoring Chances by Player - Boston

# Player EV PP SH
11 Gregory Campbell  10:49 1 3 0:59 1 0 6:17 0 0
12 Tomas Kaberle  12:45 3 3 4:02 3 0 0:00 0 0
17 Milan Lucic  11:38 5 4 3:16 2 0 0:00 0 0
19 Tyler Seguin  7:48 3 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
20 Daniel Paille  10:54 1 3 0:00 0 0 4:49 0 0
21 Andrew Ference  14:43 5 2 3:03 0 0 3:23 0 0
22 Shawn Thornton  9:07 1 3 0:00 0 0 0:22 0 0
23 Chris Kelly  9:41 2 0 0:14 0 0 2:19 0 0
28 Mark Recchi  9:54 1 1 3:41 2 0 0:00 0 0
30 Tim Thomas  43:11 10 8 7:11 4 0 9:38 0 0
33 Zdeno Chara  15:25 2 3 3:09 1 0 6:10 0 0
37 Patrice Bergeron  12:27 2 1 3:38 3 0 1:42 0 0
44 Dennis Seidenberg  14:55 2 3 4:02 3 0 6:51 0 0
46 David Krejci  12:07 5 4 4:06 3 0 0:48 0 0
49 Rich Peverley  10:09 3 3 2:06 0 0 2:01 0 0
54 Adam McQuaid  12:28 3 3 0:00 0 0 0:49 0 0
55 Johnny Boychuk  16:09 5 2 0:06 1 0 2:39 0 0
63 Brad Marchand  12:50 2 1 0:14 0 0 1:10 0 0
73 Michael Ryder  9:17 4 1 3:19 1 0 0:00 0 0

 

Boston - Best and Worst

Top ES Forward:  Tyler Seguin, Michael Ryder +3

Bottom ES Forward:  Gregory Campbell, Daniel Paille, Shawn Thornton -2

Top ES Defenseman:  Andrew Ference, Johnny Boychuk +3

Bottom ES Defenseman:  Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg -1

There are some thing to worry about in here.  Thornton's physical presence may be a boon to the team, but at the same time, he's -5 in about 15 minutes of even strength play.  He's a drain on that fourth line when it comes to actual hockey.

Ference and Boychuk continue to get the good matchups away from the Sedins and continue to make the most of that time.

Michael Ryder is +6 in chance differential over the last three games.

Scoring Chances by Player - Vancouver

# Player EV PP SH
1 Roberto Luongo  33:17 7 8 6:00 0 2 4:00 0 0
3 Kevin Bieksa  17:43 4 4 3:43 0 2 4:05 0 0
4 Keith Ballard  14:54 2 5 0:19 0 0 0:35 0 0
5 Christian Ehrhoff  16:23 1 2 5:33 0 0 0:47 0 0
6 Sami Salo  12:00 3 5 3:33 0 2 2:19 0 0
13 Raffi Torres  9:53 2 4 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
14 Alexandre Burrows  12:39 3 1 1:46 0 2 3:25 0 0
15 Tanner Glass  6:36 0 1 0:22 0 0 0:00 0 0
17 Ryan Kesler  11:34 1 4 6:37 0 1 1:36 0 0
20 Chris Higgins  11:04 1 4 1:10 0 0 0:57 0 0
21 Mason Raymond  12:08 1 4 1:10 0 2 1:00 0 0
22 Daniel Sedin  13:48 4 1 8:06 0 0 0:00 0 0
23 Alexander Edler  15:45 6 3 6:13 0 2 3:44 0 0
27 Manny Malhotra  8:05 2 2 0:22 0 1 2:33 0 0
33 Henrik Sedin  13:46 4 1 8:06 0 0 0:00 0 0
35 Cory Schneider  9:32 1 2 3:02 0 2 3:11 0 0
36 Jannik Hansen  9:06 3 3 0:07 0 2 2:42 0 0
38 Victor Oreskovich  8:29 1 2 0:15 0 0 0:00 0 0
40 Maxim Lapierre  9:44 2 3 0:00 0 0 2:09 0 0
41 Andrew Alberts  9:51 0 1 0:00 0 2 2:52 0 0

 

Vancouver - Best and Worst

Top ES Forward:  Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin +3

Bottom ES Forward:  Ryan Kesler, Chris Higgins, Mason Raymond -3

Top ES Defenseman:  Alexander Edler +3

Bottom ES Defenseman: Keith Ballard -3

The Sedins finally get back on track and generate a bunch of chances and win the battle convincingly, but Kesler continues to struggle.  The "Kevin Bieksa for the Conn Smythe" campaign by the folks on HNIC has disappeared, as has his effectiveness since losing Dan Hamhuis as his playing partner.  He'll still get a large paycheck from someone, but a Hamhuis/Bieksa WOWY is in order to figure out what Bieksa is really worth.

 

Head-to-Head Even Strength Scoring Chances

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There is more to worry about for Claude Julien and the chart shows the reason.  Without last change in Vancouver, he's going to be hard-pressed to keep Bergeron on the ice against the Sedins.  Just like the Tampa series, the Krejci line is losing the battle against the Canucks top line.  Kelly might have the ability to play against the Sedins, but Ryder and Seguin are not the right guys for that matchup. 

Keith Ballard should be employed as a deterrent on all teams.  "Don't hit people in the head, because your replacement is Keith Ballard and your team will lose."

 

Scoring Chances by Period, Time and Game State

Team Period Time Note BOS VAN State
VAN 1 18:59 Sedin 17 30 33 44 46 49 1 3 4 14 22 33 5v5
BOS 1 17:08 Krejci 17 21 30 46 49 55 1 6 17 20 21 23 5v5
VAN 1 15:04 Sedin 17 30 33 44 46 49 1 6 14 22 23 33 5v5
VAN 1 14:52 Sedin 17 30 33 44 46 49 1 6 14 22 23 33 5v5
BOS 1 13:40 Marchand 21 28 30 37 55 63 1 3 4 17 20 21 5v5
BOS 1 10:19 Lucic 12 17 30 46 54 73 1 3 4 13 36 40 5v5
VAN 1 8:47 Ehrhoff 21 28 30 37 55 63 1 5 17 20 21 23 5v5
BOS 1 8:02 Goal - Peverley 17 30 33 44 46 49 1 6 13 14 23 40 5v5
VAN 1 1:24 Lapierre 12 17 30 46 54 73 1 3 4 27 36 40 5v5
BOS 1 0:53 Ryder 17 21 30 46 55 73 1 5 6 13 27 36 5v5
VAN 2 13:43 Torres 11 12 20 22 30 54 1 3 13 23 36 40 5v5
BOS 2 12:08 Krejci 12 17 30 37 44 46 1 3 14 17 41
5v4
BOS 2 9:46 Paille 11 20 21 22 30 55 1 3 4 17 20 21 5v5
BOS 2 8:49 Goal - Ryder 12 19 23 30 54 73 1 6 15 27 38 41 5v5
BOS 2 6:32 Goal - Marchand 30 33 37 44 63
1 3 4 22 33
4v4
VAN 2 3:30 Sedin 11 20 21 22 30 55 1 3 22 23 33 36 5v5
BOS 3 18:03 Bergeron 12 28 30 37 44 46 1 6 21 23 36
5v4
BOS 3 16:22 Goal - Peverley 17 21 30 46 49 55 1 3 4 17 20 21 5v5
BOS 3 15:52 Ryder 12 19 23 30 54 73 6 13 23 35 36 40 5v5
VAN 3 13:02 Ehrhoff 11 12 20 22 30 54 6 13 23 27 35 38 5v5
BOS 3 9:13 Higgins 17 30 33 44 46
6 20 21 23 35
4v4
BOS 3 6:34 Seguin 19 30 33 37 44 63 4 5 22 33 35 38 5v5
BOS 3 4:31 Bergeron 12 17 30 37 44 46 6 27 35 36 41
5v4
BOS 3 3:25 Ryder 11 28 30 33 55 73 3 14 21 23 35
5v4

 

 

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